Learn Latin American Spanish with These Podcasts

Learn Latin American Spanish with These Podcasts

Are you coming to Latin America soon but are unsure about how the locals really speak? Not sure if Latin Americans go "tapear" or drink "zumos" as your textbook printed in Spain suggests? 

We see this a lot: many Spanish leaners find out that some of the phrases and words you learned in traditional libros de texto may not be useful in Latin America.

Why does this happen? The majority of Spanish teaching materials are created in Spain, where only around 8% of native Spanish speakers reside. As a result, it's not uncommon for cultural references and even words to be absent from Latin America.

That's why Latin ELE's mission is to provide Spanish students with an authentic experience of the way we speak in this region. This project was born in South America and was created by Marco from Chile and Jessica from Colombia in 2019.

Our goal is to teach Spanish and provide a window for students to become familiar with América Latina. 

Our podcasts cater to beginners, intermediate and advanced students, and offer not only language lessons but also insights into cultural aspects of our region. Learning a language involves understanding the culture too.

Podcasts are an excellent way to improve your language skills, and they are convenient and accessible for on-the-go consumption, whether you're commuting, working out, or doing household chores. Our podcasts are a valuable resource for learning a language and, most importantly, fun!

Our Podcasts for Learning Spanish

Here is a short description of each program we've created to help you learn and practice español. Enjoy!

Speaking Spanish for Beginners 

This podcast is perfect for anyone looking to learn Spanish from scratch and start chatting with their amigos latinos.

Hosted by Marco Fierro, each episode focuses on one topic and breaks down the concepts to make español super easy to understand. No more complicated lingo from boring textbooks!

From "hola" to how to describe your routines and express your likes and dislikes, this show makes learning Spanish a fun and enjoyable experience.

With over 2 million downloads, it's no wonder it's one of the best podcasts to get started on your Spanish journey.

Listen on Apple Podcast

Aprende Español con Latin ELE (Intermediate)

Imagine being able to enter a room where there are hablantes nativos from every Spanish-speaking country. That's exactly what you can experience with Aprende Español con Latin ELE.

With over 70 episodes, this program offers a diverse range of topics related to países de habla hispana.

You will learn about Latin American traditions, food, dances, and interesting facts from the perspective of people from various countries. It is ideal for intermediate to advanced learners who wish to improve their Spanish skills while learning about the culture.

A conversational Spanish podcast where you will not only learn the language but also become acquainted with Latin American countries.

Listen on Apple Podcast

Español para Negocios (Intermediate)

Not sure how latinos do business? Español para Negocios podcast is focused on providing Spanish learners with practical vocabulary and Spanish content related to business settings. You'll  gain cultural insights and tips on how to conduct business effectively in Latin America.

This podcast is an excellent resource for anyone looking to improve their Spanish skills for professional purposes. 

Listen on Apple Podcast

Trotamundos del Español (Advanced)

Let's take an audio tour through various Spanish-speaking countries with Trotamundos del Español, a program produced in collaboration with ProfeDeELE that showcases the diversity of accents within the Spanish-speaking world.

You'll get to know the streets of Buenos Aires, the celebration of Navidad in Colombia, the most arid desert in Chile, the life of Olentzero (a competitor of Santa Claus) in Spain, and much more.

It's entirely in Spanish and the content also includes online activities that complement the explanations of the podcast and help you get the most out of each episode.

Best for intermediate or advanced Spanish learners.

Listen on Apple Podcast

In conclusion, if you are looking to take your Spanish to the next level while having fun, listening to Spanish podcasts can be a great way to learn new vocabulary and gain a better understanding of the language.

Latin ELE podcasts are a convenient and enjoyable option that allows you to learn on-the-go, anytime, and anywhere. So why not give it a try and see how quickly you can improve your Spanish skills? Happy listening!

Marco Fierro

Article by Marco Fierro

Published 30 Jun 2023